Linda Layden Handmade Scrimshaw Damascus Knife


Very handsome Damascus steel blade knife, with handmade scrimshaw, etched brass and wood inlay. This knife has a great fit in hand with the carved handle and a safety lock for closing the blade. The blade is 3 inches long. The knife when closed is 4 inches long, 1 and 2/16 inches wide, and has a weight of nearly 4 ounces. The length when open is 7 inches. It has a timeless, antiqued appearance.

From the artist, Linda Layden:

For many years I lived in Southeastern Massachusetts and was influenced by the nearby whaling port of New Bedford with the history that filled the area. Scrimshaw was practiced by American whale men of the early 1800s who sailed out of that harbor. They spent their idle hours on long, monotonous whaling voyages etching or carving ivory or bone and handed this art form down to contemporary artists like me who are pleased to continue creating Scrimshaw in the traditional manner.

Note: Due to the size of this knife, actual shipping charges will be less than indicated on your order.

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